Reading Highlights of 2021

My total book count for the year is 58–including comfort (or book review) re-reads, skim-reads, and unpublished works. Here’s the creme de la creme of my 2021 reading. (You can also find some of the new fiction titles on my virtual bookshelves.)


Princess Academy by Shannon Hale. Reread.

Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale. Reread.

Return of the Thief by Megan Whalen Turner. Reread.

Moccasin Trail by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. Reread.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Reread.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor. Reread.

The Penderwicks by Jean Louise Birdall. New.

Martin the Warrior by Brian Jacques. Reread.

The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio by Lloyd Alexander. New.

The Krillonian Chronicles by Annie Douglass Lima. New.

Something I Am Not by Cher Gatto. New.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. Reread.

Lyddie by Katherine Paterson. New.

River Secrets by Shannon Hale. Reread.

Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March. New.


Out of a Far Country by Christopher Yuan. New.

The Time-Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer. Reread.

Tribes by Seth Godin. New.

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. New.

No Pain, No Gaines by Chip Gaines. New.

When Truth Is All You Have by Jim McCloskey. New.

A Writer’s Book of Days by Judy Reeves. New.

Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman. New.


Absolute Surrender and Other Addresses by Andrew Murray. New.

As a Tree Grows by Phillip Keller. Reread.

How Do I Help a Hurting Friend? by Rod J.K. Wilson. New.

Twelve Extraordinary Women by John MacArthur. New.

Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. New.

Jesus’ Unexpected Family Tree by Kristin Kjorlaug Dobrowolski and Lorena Albright Lopez. Reread.

What are some of your reading highlights from 2021? Any favorites? Any new favorites? I’d love to hear! (Or any questions about any of these books? Comment below and I’ll be sure to answer!)

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